We camped in “Osage Campground & More” a great and neat C.G just 12 Miles South of the city, it has level sites,grass,full hook ups and WiFi good reception and all this for 24.25$ including tax, this will serve us for the next 3 days.
Arriving around 2 PM , we took the afternoon off , reading ,cleaning and mostly cooling from the hot weather.
On the next day we drove to the city and visited the major attractions such as the 100 year old prison,the Governor's mansion , the Capitol and the evening street carnival.
But let me take a step back and tell you the day events as it accrued:
First we hit the tourist information and found out what to do , what is opened and when.
We were lucky to learn that the Capitol tours and the Governor's mansion are open on Thursdays ,we wanted to visit the Mansion first but missed the morning tours and were asked to come back at 1PM, so we took off to the Old Prison were some famous outlaws got their “bed and breakfast” for free…
At 1PM we showed to the Mansion where we meet our guide that turned to be a fantastic lady ,there was an instant “click” between us that led to unexpected invitation to meet at her house later.
Our next stop was the tour in the Capitol , a huge beautiful building with many paintings , decorations very impressive,we were explained all about legislations and the officials work, they are in cession from January till May….and what after?? keeping contact with the voters?
The end of the tour brought us close to 4PM and time to visit our Mansion tour leader, she and her husband were waiting for us and were not happy till they showed us the real Missourian hospitality including inviting us for dinner….we are so happy that we missed the morning tours and were able to meet this outstanding couple.
To complete this special day we joined the street fair on the main street that had it all,music,beer,food and a lot of sand for the kids to play.
That’s it for today….till we meet again.